Wednesday, June 27, 2012

DIY: Mermaid Wall Art (update)

Hi, everyone! I really enjoyed making my Mermaid Wall Art and have been thrilled with the finished piece, so I was beyond excited when a friend of mine asking me to make one for his new apartment. In the process of making the piece for him, I figured out a great way to make the artwork even easier to create than it already was. Of course, we all want to save some time and money... Keep reading to find out how I did exactly that with this project!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

DIY: Bejeweled Picture Frames

Ever since I started redecorating my bedroom, I've been bitten by the do-it-yourself bug. I recently hung my DIY mermaid art piece above my bed, but there was another section of wall space in my room that desperately needed some love.

In order to add a personal touch as well as a bit of sparkle to my walls, I decided to make my own bejeweled picture frames to hang on the bare wall space. The frames were also a great way to tie together the two main colors (mint and coral) of my bedroom. Here's how I made these beautiful bejeweled picture frames. Enjoy!!

Friday, June 8, 2012

DIY: Mermaid Wall Art

I'm currently in the process of giving my bedroom a much needed makeover. I've given the walls a fresh coat of beautiful mint green paint; I've painted the old, damaged wood floors (yes, I painted my wood floors, and they look amazing!); I've even made my own curtains from a geometric, floral fabric that I fell in love with. Even with all of those lovely changes, though, my room still needed something... it was in dire need of a modern, chic piece of wall art that would really make a statement in my room. 

After searching the internet high and low for ideas, I came across this blog post giving step-by-step directions to make a whimsical, sophisticated piece of wall art inspired by the shape and texture of fish (or mermaid!!) scales. As soon as I saw the blogger's photos of the piece, I knew I had to have it. Nay, I knew I had to MAKE it. I started my piece the very next day and have been absolutely thrilled with the result. Here are the steps I took in creating this work of art plus some of my personal tips and tricks for the project.